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Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

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Health Information Management (HIM) stands at the critical intersection of medicine, business management, and information technology. The Healthcare Management Degree Guide recently named Pitt HIM as one of the top 25 programs in the U.S. The HIM undergraduate program is currently ranked 7th in the nation because it provides students with "high-quality" education and includes the most extensive internship requirements -- four full semesters -- of any other program. ​

Pitt HIM also offers hands-on training, personal mentorship, small class sizes, access to renowned faculty and eligibility to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam that qualifies you as a Health Information Management expert to all future employers. The RHIA is increasingly in demand and valued in both patient and non-patient care settings such as hospitals, long-term care, insurance companies, government agencies and more. The RHIA certification is one of the Top 5 Health IT certifications worth having!

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Learn more about this rapidly growing profession and how Pitt's program prepares you for work in a variety of settings. 

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Students applying to the HIM undergraduate program must complete a mix of basic, social and computer science classes plus volunteer or paid work experience in the HIM field.

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The HIM curriculum is a combination of didactic and clinical coursework covering Quality Management, Electronic Health Records, Classification Systems and Database Management.  

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Clinical Education

HIM students complete four clinical internships, more than any other undergraduate program in the nation!


Program Outcomes

Our HIM program outcomes are impressive! Check out the results of our most recent assessment report. 


HIM Associate Professor Valeria Watzlaf speaks as president-elect of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). HIM undergraduate student Gina captured the moment in this Snapchat Takeover while she and her classmates experienced the national convention in Florida! 

Results from the 2018 outcomes assessment reported to CAHIIM in the 2019 Annual Program Report (APAR) indicate:

A 100% employer satisfaction rate
A 100% graduate satisfaction rate
A 100% graduation rate


The Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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